GERM Partition Coefficient (Kd) Database
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Partition Coefficients      
Rock Type Mineral Z Elem Value SD Low High Kd Type Info Reference
Alkali Basalt Amphibole 65 Tb 0.9       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Amphibole 65 Tb 1.29       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Alkali Basalt Biotite 65 Tb 1.06       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Clinopyroxene 65 Tb 0.73       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Clinopyroxene 65 Tb 0.42       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack & Brumm 1998
Alkali Basalt Ilmenite 65 Tb 0.0067       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack & Brumm 1998
Alkali Basalt Olivine 65 Tb 0.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Plagioclase 65 Tb     0.1 0.11 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Olivine Basalt Garnet 65 Tb 0.87       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Alkali Olivine Basalt Kaersutite, Amphibole 65 Tb 1       Experimental Botazzi et al. 1999
Alkali Olivine Basalt Plagioclase 65 Tb 0.026       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Andesite Amphibole 65 Tb 1.96       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Andesite Amphibole 65 Tb 2       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Andesite Amphibole 65 Tb     1.5 2.5 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     1.1 2 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb 2.7       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Andesite Garnet 65 Tb 7.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 65 Tb 0.69       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 65 Tb     0.15 0.48 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Magnetite 65 Tb     0.37 0.67 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Olivine 65 Tb       0.11 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Plagioclase 65 Tb     0.05 0.08 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Plagioclase 65 Tb 0.15       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Andesite Sphene 65 Tb 248       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Basalt Amphibole 65 Tb     0.3 2 Phenocryst-Matrix, Graphical Irving & Frey 1984
Basalt Amphibole 65 Tb 1.02       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Basalt Amphibole 65 Tb 0.83       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Apatite 65 Tb 15.4       Phenocryst-Matrix Paster et al. 1974
Basalt Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.28 1.124 Experimental Skulski et al. 1994
Basalt Clinopyroxene 65 Tb 0.42       Phenocryst-Matrix Paster et al. 1974
Basalt Clinopyroxene 65 Tb 0.53       Phenocryst-Matrix Frey 1969
Basalt Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.3 0.9 Phenocryst-Matrix, Graphical Irving & Frey 1984
Basalt Clinopyroxene 65 Tb 0.31       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Clinopyroxene 65 Tb 0.97       Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa et al. 1969
Basalt Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.046 0.97 Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Basalt Garnet 65 Tb 0.75       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Ilmenite 65 Tb 0.14       Phenocryst-Matrix Paster et al. 1974
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 65 Tb     0.03 0.08 Phenocryst-Matrix, Graphical Irving & Frey 1984
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 65 Tb 0.019       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 65 Tb 0.041       Phenocryst-Matrix Frey 1969
Basalt Magnetite 65 Tb 0.019       Experimental Lemarchand et al. 1987
Basalt Olivine 65 Tb 0.0015       Experimental Nielsen et al. 1992
Basalt Olivine 65 Tb 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Paster et al. 1974
Basalt Olivine 65 Tb     0.0016 0.0041 Experimental Beattie 1994
Basalt Olivine 65 Tb 0.0015       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Olivine 65 Tb 0.00518       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Basalt Olivine 65 Tb 0.004       Phenocryst-Matrix Frey 1969
Basalt Plagioclase 65 Tb 0.026       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Basalt Plagioclase 65 Tb 0.06       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Plagioclase 65 Tb 0.013       Phenocryst-Matrix Paster et al. 1974
Basalt Plagioclase 65 Tb     0.029 0.102 Experimental Aignertorres et al. 2007
Basalt Pyroxene 65 Tb     0.046 0.97 Phenocryst-Matrix Onuma et al. 1968
Basalt Spinel 65 Tb 0.01       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt-Andesite Amphibole 65 Tb 1.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.57 0.68 Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 65 Tb     0.16 0.32 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Olivine 65 Tb     0.008 0.035 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 65 Tb 0.05       Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 65 Tb     0.04 0.061 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 65 Tb     0.31 1.98 Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Magnetite 65 Tb 0.11       Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Plagioclase 65 Tb 0.085       Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basalt-Hawaiite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb 0.73       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Basalt-Hawaiite Magnetite 65 Tb 0.12       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Basanite Amphibole 65 Tb     0.4 0.64 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.33 0.56 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Garnet 65 Tb     1.18 1 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Mica 65 Tb     0.0007 0.0001 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Olivine 65 Tb     0.001 0.004 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Orthopyroxene 65 Tb 0.03 0.002     Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite-Basalt Amphibole 65 Tb 0.385 0.024     Experimental Dalpe & Baker 1994
Basanite-Basalt Clinoyroxene 65 Tb     0.26 0.33 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Basanite-Basalt Garnet 65 Tb 0.54       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Basanite-Basalt Garnet 65 Tb     0.75 1.9 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Basanite-Hawaiite Amphibole 65 Tb 0.87       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Basanite-Hawaiite Plagioclase 65 Tb 0.04       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Benmoreite Amphibole 65 Tb 1.72       Phenocryst-Matrix Liotard et al. 1982
Carbonatite Apatite 65 Tb 3.49       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Carbonatite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.26 0.32 Experimental Klemme et al. 1995
Carbonatite Dolomite 65 Tb 0.16       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Chondritic Basalt High-Al Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.261 1.52 Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt High-Ca Kirchsteinite 65 Tb 0.061       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Alumunium Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.227 1.181 Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Kirchsteinite 65 Tb 0.037       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 65 Tb     0.0044 0.069 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Merrillite 65 Tb 2.78       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Rhonite 65 Tb 0.045       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Dacite Biotite 65 Tb 0.393       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Dacite Biotite 65 Tb 0.258       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Dacite Garnet 65 Tb 19.6       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Dacite Garnet 65 Tb 14.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1976
Dacite Plagioclase 65 Tb     0.12 0.21 Phenocryst-Matrix Dudas et al. 1971
Eclogite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.078 1.65 Experimental Stalder et al. 1998
Eclogite Garnet 65 Tb     0.02 0.37 Experimental Stalder et al. 1998
Eclogite Pyrope 65 Tb     0.11 0.13 Experimental Stalder et al. 1998
FCMAS Clinopyroxene 65 Tb 0.07 0.0022     Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
FCMAS Garnet 65 Tb     1.04 1.16 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
Garnet Garnet 65 Tb     1.2 2.2 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 1999
Garnet Pyroxenite Garnet 65 Tb 1.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack et al. 1997
Hawaiite Garnet 65 Tb 4.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Hawaiite Olivine 65 Tb 0.02       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
High Silica Rhyolite Allanite 65 Tb     235 311 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Biotite 65 Tb     0.66 1.3 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     4 6.9 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     3.82 6.45 Phenocryst-Matrix Streck & Grunder 1997
High Silica Rhyolite Fayalite, Olivine 65 Tb     0.31 2.85 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Fayalite, Olivine 65 Tb     1 4.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Michael 1988
High Silica Rhyolite Ferrohedenbergite, Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     5.3 8.7 Phenocryst-Matrix Michael 1988
High Silica Rhyolite Ilmenite 65 Tb 0.36       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite K-Feldspar 65 Tb     0.012 0.092 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite K-Feldspar 65 Tb     0.012 0.092 Phenocryst-Matrix Stix & Gorton 1990
High Silica Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 65 Tb     4.7 10.5 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Magnetite 65 Tb     2 7.5 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Magnetite 65 Tb     0.08 1.1 Phenocryst-Matrix Streck & Grunder 1997
High Silica Rhyolite Plagioclase 65 Tb     0.022 0.027 Phenocryst-Matrix Streck & Grunder 1997
High Silica Rhyolite Zircon 65 Tb 37       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
Kimberlite Garnet 65 Tb 0.53       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Lamproite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.408   Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Olivine 65 Tb 0.0077       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamprophyre Clinopyroxene 65 Tb 0.363       Experimental Foley et al. 1996
Latite Biotite 65 Tb 0.35       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Latite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.38 2.8 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Latite Plagioclase 65 Tb 0.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Lherzolite Amphibole 65 Tb     0.301 0.496 Calculated Chazot et al. 1996
Mugearite Amphibole 65 Tb 1.45       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Mugearite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb 1.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Mugearite Magnetite 65 Tb 0.2       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Mugearite Olivine 65 Tb 0.02       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Mugearite Plagioclase 65 Tb 0.04       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Na2O¿CaO¿MgO¿Al2O3¿SiO2 Clinopyroxene 65 Tb 1.04 0.3     Experimental Hill et al. 2000
Panterllerite Amphibole 65 Tb 0.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Panterllerite-Trachyte Apatite 65 Tb 30       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Panterllerite-Trachyte Plagioclase 65 Tb     0.0004 0.0035 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.758 1.33 Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte K-Feldspar 65 Tb 0.02   0.02   Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Nepheline 65 Tb 0.014       Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Olivine 65 Tb 0.127       Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Aluminous Granite Apatite 65 Tb 3643       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Biotite 65 Tb 0.18       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Cordierite 65 Tb 0.95       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite K-Feldspar 65 Tb 0.92   0.92   Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Plagioclase 65 Tb 2.93       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Zircon 65 Tb 24.8       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Peridotite Amphibole 65 Tb     0.84 1.58 Phenocryst-Matrix, SIMS Witt-Eickschen & Harte 1994
Picrite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.135 0.244 Experimental Tuff & Gibson 2007
Picrite Garnet 65 Tb     0.457 0.979 Experimental Tuff & Gibson 2007
Rhyolite Amphibole 65 Tb 2.4       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Rhyolite Biotite 65 Tb     0.87 3.9 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb 3.8       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     4.6 12.9 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Garnet 65 Tb     7.2 11.9 Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Rhyolite Ilmenite 65 Tb 6.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite K-Feldspar 65 Tb 0.018   0.018   Phenocryst-Matrix Leeman & Phelps 1981
Rhyolite K-Feldspar 65 Tb     0.01 0.06 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 65 Tb 0.85       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 65 Tb     1.8 1.9 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Magnetite 65 Tb 1.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Rhyolite Magnetite 65 Tb     2 4.9 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Plagioclase 65 Tb 0.14       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Rhyolite Plagioclase 65 Tb     0.09 0.19 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite-Dacite Garnet 65 Tb 8.9       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Rhyolite-Dacite K-Feldspar 65 Tb     0.01 0.02 Phenocryst-Matrix Stix & Gorton 1990
Syenite Aegirine 65 Tb 0.76       Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Syenite Aegirine-Augite 65 Tb     1.52 2.42 Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Syenite Amphibole 65 Tb     0.92 2 Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Syenite Augite 65 Tb 3.38       Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Syenite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.6 8.63 Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Synthetic CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-TiO2 Melilite 65 Tb     0.473 0.499 Experimental Nagasawa et al. 1980
Synthetic CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-TiO2 Perovskite 65 Tb     1.37 1.83 Experimental Nagasawa et al. 1980
Synthetic CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-TiO2 Spinel 65 Tb 0.0078       Experimental Nagasawa et al. 1980
Synthetic Dacite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     1.14 1.86 Experimental Huang et al. 2006
Tholeiitic Basalt Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.27 0.95 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Tholeiitic Basalt Garnet 65 Tb     1.5 2.7 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Tholeiitic Basalt Olivine 65 Tb 0.0051       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Tholeiitic Basalt Orthopyroxene 65 Tb 0.054 0.0052     Experimental Green et al. 2000
Trachyandesite Amphibole 65 Tb 4.8       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Anhydrite 65 Tb 1.9       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Apatite 65 Tb 34       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 65 Tb 2.6       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Magnetite 65 Tb 0.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Plagioclase 65 Tb 0.05       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyte Amphibole 65 Tb 3.67       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Trachyte Biotite 65 Tb     0.24 0.71 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte Clinopyroxene 65 Tb 3       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Trachyte Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.39 3.06 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte Magnetite 65 Tb 1.72       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Trachyte Magnetite 65 Tb 0.07       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Trachyte Olivine 65 Tb 0.52       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Trachyte Olivine 65 Tb 0.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Trachyte Plagioclase 65 Tb 0.06       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Trachyte Plagioclase 65 Tb     0.02 0.03 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Basalt Clinopyroxene 65 Tb     0.39 0.41 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Phonolite Biotite 65 Tb 0.2       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Phonolite Clinopyroxene 65 Tb 0.48       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Phonolite Plagioclase 65 Tb 0.02       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
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